Jørgen Kurtzhals
Jørgen Kurtzhals

During the dynamic leadership of the past presidents David Rollinson and Alan Cowman and due to the efforts of Les Chappell, our former secretary, WFP has entered into a new phase with a more modern organisation and increasing activities. At the council meeting held during ICOPA XIII we elected a high number of new executive board members. All board members are presented on our home page.

WFP is close to launching our own journal in collaboration with Elsevier thus making us more visible and allowing us to contribute more to the science and practice of parasitology.

The highlight of 2014 was, needless to say, ICOPA XIII in Mexico City. Ana Flisser and her team had managed to gather an impressive number of high profile speakers and we had wonderful social gatherings, great food and a memorable gala dinner.

All the latest news and details can be seen in the WFP newsletter, a new initiative aimed at strengthening our communication. Please see WFP newsletter no. 2, 2015 under the News tab.

I would like to wish all parasitologists around the world a happy and successful New Year 2015. I look forward to the coming four years and to see you all in South Korea for ICOPA XIV – if not before.

Jørgen Kurtzhals

President of World Federation of Parasitologists